Josephine V. Andrelchik Jensen of Greeley, PA, formerly of Honesdale, PA and E. Hanover, NJ, a librarian at Bethany Library for five years, died Sunday, February 13, at home. She was 76.
Daughter of the late Anthony Andrelchik and Sabina Andrelchik, she was born in Throop, PA.
She attended Sacred Heart Church in Greeley. She graduated from Johnson Technical School.
Survivors include her husband, August J. Jensen, at home; three daughters, Mary Augusta Fierro of Manahawkin, NJ, Helen Joyce Fitzgerald of Center Barnstead, NH and JoAnne Kelly of Hopewell, NJ; a son, Thaddeus of Shohola, PA; a brother, Stanley Andrelchik of Long Island; three sisters, Eileen Lyons of Nevada, Sophie Pohutsky of Texas, and Sister Bernice (Helen) Andrelchik of Ambler, PA; a brother, Anthony Andrelchik of Throop; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Sacred Heart Church in Greeley. The Rev. Kevin P. Mulhern, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale, officiated. Cremation took place at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg, PA.
Doris Johanson of Lackawaxen, PA, a housewife and longtime resident of the area, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She was 88.
The daughter of the late Edward and Matilda Strubing Thonning, she was born July 2, 1921 in New York City.
Doris was a member of St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Shohola, PA.
Doris is survived by nine children, Judith McDevitt, Kathaleen Beisel, Patricia McCue, Denise Steuhl, Frank Johanson, James Johanson, Christine Flynn, Mary Beisel and Tina Augella and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, Frank Johanson, who died in 1993, one brother, Ambrose Thonning and grandson, LCpl Jacob W. Beisel.
Donations can he made to the Echer Haupt VFW Post 5635, P.O. Box 170, Lackawaxen. PA 18435 in Memory of LCPL Jacob Walter Beisel for Doris Johanson.
Hedy Hoynck Kaiser of Fawn Lake Forest in Hawley, formerly of West Caldwell, NJ and a nine-year area resident, died Saturday, April 29, 2000 in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. She was 91.
Daughter of Ferdinand Hoynck and Lena Irgang Hoynck, she was born in Letamathe in Germany. She was the widow of Wilhelm Kaiser.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Greeley.
Survivors include a son, William of Fawn Lake Forest in Hawley; a sister, Margarete Schaefers of Letamathe, Germany; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Greeley. The Rev. Michael Quinnan, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Green gates Cemetery in Hawley.
Robert Kearney, 75, of Greeley, PA, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Marion Community Hospital, Carbondale, PA.
He was a retired loader for Boss Linco, Carlstadt, NJ, member of St. Ann's Church, Shohola, PA, and an avid hunter and fisherman. The son of the late Ann Bradley, he was born July 31, 1935 in Newark, NJ. He was married to Rita (Nickerson) Kearney.
Survivors include his wife; son, Robert Kearney of North Arlington, NJ; daughter, Deborah Kearney of Union, NJ; daughter-in-law, Michele Kearney of Leonardo, NJ; three brothers: Cyril, Ronald and John Kearney, and seven grandchildren: Ryan, Corey, Elyse, John, Tessa, Max and Olivia. He was predeceased by his son, Timothy.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA, on Monday, July 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Church, Shohola, PA, Tuesday, July 19, at 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann's Church, PO Box 86, Shohola, PA 18458.
Gertrude E. Keeley of Clifton Park, NY died on December 28, 2007 at Schuyler Ridge. She was 89.
The daughter of Frank P. and Mary M. Lucke, she was born on December 25, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY.
A long time resident of Shohola, PA, Gertrude moved to Clifton Park in 1984. She worked for various telephone companies including AT&T in New York City and Contel and GTE in Middletown, NY. She also worked for many years at the former Reber’s restaurant in Barryville, NY.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Keeley; parents Frank P. and Mary M. Lucke; a brother, Clement Lucke; and a sister, Agnes Wilson. She is survived by her children, Lawrence F. (Frances) Keeley of Clifton Park, Kenneth R. (Carole) Keeley of Gibsonia, PA and Donald E. and Charlotte Keeley of Haymarket, VA; several grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held on Monday, December 31, 2007 at Saint Mary’s Church, Crescent, NY, followed by a burial service at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Shohola, PA.
To those who would like to make a contribution in lieu of flowers, they are invited to contribute to the Saint Mary’s of Crescent Building Fund, 86 Church Hill Road, Crescent, NY
James D. Kelty, Sr. of Narrowsburg, a longtime resident of the area, passed away quietly with his family by his side on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the age of 69.
The son of the late James F. and Mary Sauer Kelty, he was born in Queens on June 24, 1940.
James was a retired truck driver. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne. He was married to Carol Sobolewski for 47 years, who survives.
A family statement reads: "James was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved the open roads, fishing, hunting and boating with his family. He was a big part of the family. He will be greatly missed by all."
Survivors include his wife, Carol, at home; three sons: James D. Kelty, Jr., Christopher Kelty, and Patrick Kelty and his wife, Kelli, all of Narrowsburg; five grandchildren: Ayla, Colton, Lynzee, Chett and Lenae; his brother, Frederick Kelty; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, 3412 Route 97, Barryville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 at St. Anns R.C. Church in Shohola, PA, with The Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Cremation will follow at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, PA.
Carol A. Sobolewski Kelty of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. She was 69. The daughter of the late Theodore and Frances Sobolewski, she was born in Queens, NY on February 16, 1943. Carol was a retired secretary for Sullivan County. She was the widow of James D. Kelty Sr who had passed away on November 28, 2009, they were married for 47 years. She was a member of St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA.
A family statement reads: "Carol was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Carol was an avid reader and the grandchildren were shocked at the size of the books that she would read. She loved the ocean and taking walks on the beach. She loved animals and the great outdoors of Sullivan County. The most important thing was her family and especially her grandchildren. She will greatly be missed by all."
She is survived by her sons: James D. Kelty Jr., Christopher Kelty and Patrick Kelty and wife, Kelli all of Narrowsburg; grandchildren: Ayla Frazier and her husband, Logan, Colton Kelty, Lynzee Kelty, Chett Kelty and Lenae Kelty; great grandson, Evan Frazier and her brother, Theodore Sobolewski, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Carol is predeceased by husband, James, and her brother, Louis Sobolewski.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, 3412 SR97, Barryville, NY 12764. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's RC Church, Shohola, PA with the Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Cremation will follow at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, PA.
Barbara Harlor Kennedy of Lake Ariel, PA died on March 20, 2007. She was 96.
The daughter of the late Raymond and Mabel Mcinsh Harlor, she was born in Hazelton, PA. Barbara was a member of St Ann’s RC Church of Shohola, PA.
She is survived by her sisters, Jane Hagey of St. Petersburg, FL, Margaret Armstrong of St. Petersburg and Patricia Marso of Media, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2007 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Teeters’ East Chapel, Hawley, PA. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Interment will be at St Ann’s Cemetery, Shohola Township, Shohola, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Greeley Fire Dept. Greeley, PA.
John W. "Uncle Jack" Kerr of Barryville, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at the home where he was born. He was 92.
The only son of the late William and Mary Cahill Kerr, he was born in Barryville on September 1, 1917.
He was known as Uncle Jack by his family and extended family. Jack was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was in the submarine repair unit, Navy 134 Dept.: Medical, Work Station: sick bay.
He was a member of the American Legion Eldred, NY. Early years he had worked for the A&P in Eldred. He worked and retired from Narrowsburg Lumber Co. in Shohola, PA. Uncle Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, reading and being at home.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Margaret Ziemack, Mary Eckhart, Jessie Bradley, Helen Puchyr, and Ruth Nelson.
Survivors include his nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann R.C. Church in Shohola, PA, with Fr. Thomas Major officiating. Christian Burial will be in Montoza Cemetery, Barryville. Donations in his memory may be made to American Legion, Eldred NY 12732.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY.
Christel Kestler of Greeley, owner and operator with her husband of Kestler Communications and H & H Enterprises of Greeley, died Thursday, August 24, 2000 in Mercy Hospital in Scranton. She was 58.
daughter of Karl and Luise Ulrich Pohlmann, she was born June 14, 1942 in Soligen, Germany.
Survivors include her husband, Harry J. Kestler; her mother, Luise Pohlmann of Germany; two daughters, Sharon Kestler of Moosic and Christine Breuer and husband Robert of Shohola; a brother, Horst Pohlmann and wife Dagmar of Germany; a sister, Brita Berger and husband, Herbert of Germany; and three grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Michael.
A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at St. Ann's Church in Shohola. The Rev. David Kramer officiated. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lackawanna County Humane Society, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411; Sacred Heart Church, Greeley, c/o PO Box 86, Shohola, PA 18458; or St. Luke's Church, c/o PO Box 37, Shohola, PA
Harry J. Kestler, 82, of Greeley, PA passed away on September 20, 2021 at Delaware Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was owner and operator of Kestler Communications, Inc and H & H Enterprise, Lackawaxen, PA until his retirement in 1999. Harry was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Greeley, PA, Greeley Fire Department, Greeley, PA, Lackawaxen Fire Department, Lackawaxen, PA, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Shohola, PA and a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1957 to 1963.
The son of the late William and Mary (Jordan) Kestler he was born February 26, 1939 in Sussex, NJ. He was married to the late Christel (Pohlmann) Kestler.
Harry is survived by two daughters Christine Breuer (Robert), Sharon Kestler; three sisters Jane Gregory, Virginia Carey, Diane Kestler; two brothers Peter Kestler, and David Kestler, sic grandchildren: James, Nina, Nicole, Bre, Bernie III, Katherine, and his companion Barbara Barnes. He was predeceased by his son Michael Kestler and Brother William “Al” Kestler.
Viewing will be held at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM; A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Church, Shohola, PA on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:00 with Rev. Edward Casey officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Greeley Fire Department, 245 PA-590, Greeley, PA 18425, Lackawaxen Fire Department, 774 PA-590, Lackawaxen, PA 18435 or St. Ann’s Church, 123 Richardson Ave, Shohola, PA 18458.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford St, Milford, PA
Emilia Kosenkov, a retired housekeeper for Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis. She was 86. The daughter of the late Josef and Maria Michalska Herbko, she was born in Rega, Latvia, of February 16, 1917. She was the widow of Mitrofan Kosenkov, who passed away June 27, 2002. Survivors include one son, Valentino Kosenkov of Shohola, Pa.; three grandchildren, Mikhail, Kristine and Marya Kosenkov; and several cousins in Latvia. Friends may call on Wednesday, February 11 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. The Vigil Wake service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. with Father Thomas Petro officiating. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 12 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Shohola, Pa. The Rev. Thomas Petro will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey. Funeral arrangements by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis.